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Mrs Alison Davies

Lowton Junior & Infant School

Encouraging Growth

Welcome to Lowton Junior and Infant School, encouraging growth at every stage of your child’s development.

Friday 3rd June

 

Base 6 have something very special to announce....

Please help us with any last minute preparations for our end of year play.

 

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the sunshine.

 

Love Mrs Price, Mrs Fitzroy and all of Base 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 19th June

Welcome back to our blog!

We have had such an interesting week here in Base 6! Some of us went to high school to experience what it will be like in September and we are all very excited about our next steps in our journey. We got to see what it will be like in our new classrooms and we found out about a few of the new, interesting things that we will be learning about.

Back at school, we have been learning all about electricity and circuits- we took part in a very challenging investigation where we had to make a complete series circuit using only one battery, a wire and a bulb! It took us a while to work it out but we made the bulb light in the end; we're now ready to move on to more challenging circuits using other components! We will also be investigating some of our own questions about circuits which we are really looking forward to; we just need to make sure that we always try to use the correct language when we talk about our findings.

 

It took a lot of careful thought...

...and lots of discussion...

But we finally did it!

 

In R.E this week, we have been learning about Hinduism and the many different deities that Hindus worship. We had a very interesting discussion about the many different roles that we have and the responsibilities that come with them. Mrs Fitzroy was so impressed with how respectful we were and how well we carried out our discussion. Well done Base 6!

Next week, we will be continuing to practise the KS2 play- it is all coming together nicely. Thank you for all of your costume contributions so far, we really appreciate it- we just need to keep practising our lines now.

We hope you have a wonderful weekend and we will see you next week1

 

Lots of love,

Mrs Fitzroy, Mrs Price and all of Base 6

xxxxx

 

 

 

 

Friday 12th June

 

Well what an exciting week we've had here in base 6!

We have been working very hard preparing for the play this week and it is really starting to come together now. We have a little way to go until we're completely ready but we're confident that it will be a fantastic performance- we just need to make sure that we all learn our lines!

In maths this week, we have been creating measure word problems for other children in school- Mrs Fitzroy was so pleased with our efforts and how well we used all of the difficult language that we have been taught. Ben and Joe created a fantastic multi- step word problem that took a lot of thinking to work out!

In Science this week we have begun to look at electricity and circuits. We are so excited about carrying out lots of scientific investigations in our lessons and learning all about the different components of a circuit.

On Friday, we had a wonderful day at Robin Park, taking part in football, dance and athletics- we were all exhausted at the end of the day but it was so much fun! Mrs Fitzroy and Mrs Price were so proud of us for how we supported each other and our excellent behaviour while we were there. Everyone did so well and tried their very best- we even got a medal to take home at the end!

 

 

Look at our medals!
Look at our medals!

Look who came first in her 100 meter race!
Look who came first in her 100 meter race!

Just a few of us who took part in Athletics- we had so much fun even though it was tiring!!
Just a few of us who took part in Athletics- we had so much fun even though it was tiring!!

 

We hope you have a wonderful weekend and we will see you next week!!!

Lots of Love,

Mrs Fitzroy, Mrs Price and all of base 6! xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 5th June

 

What a colourful week it has been!

It began with 'lost things' then moved onto 'eggs'; we threw in a handful of tests and finished off by dressing up as Victorians, making beds and scrubbing floors for Lord and Lady Edgerton! Phew!

 

In English we have been looking at a beautiful picture book by Shaun Tan. The illustrations are wonderful and we spent a lot of time discussing how they are important in helping us understand the story fully. We went on to turn sections of the story into comics, which is much more difficult than you think! 

Eggs! In our maths lessons we were set the challenge of trying to find the volume of an egg. After lots of head scratching, pencil chewing and puzzled expressions, we eventually worked it out. Eureka! (that's a clue mums and dads). We would like to set you the same challenge.

 

 On Wednesday we had a very important job to do. We tested some questions for the people who write the SATS. The gentleman who asked us to help said we did a fantastic job and gave us a certificate.

  

On Friday, we had another important job to do. We were transported back to 1886 when we went to Tatton Park, the country estate of Lord and Lady Edgerton. They were expecting royal visitors, so we helped to prepare their mansion by scrubbing floors, making beds, polishing silver and baking scones. We found out that many children our age, left home and became maids and servants in big houses like Tatton.  

Below is a photograph of us in the 'Still Room' at the end of the day. Apparently, people didn't smile on photographs in Victorian times. We will find out why next week in our lessons.

 

 

Have a lovely weekend.

 

Mrs Price and Mrs Fitzroy would like to thank you for helping the children with their costumes. They all looked the part and had a fabulous day. The Housekeeper (who was very strict) said our children were incredibly well mannered and a pleasure to work with.

 

Love from Mrs Price, Mrs Fitzroy and all of Base 6

 

xxx

 

 

 

Welcome back!

 

We have had a fantastic week here in Base 6!

We have started our new topic and we are learning all about the Victorians and what life was like for children in that time. We have also been looking at how changes and inventions in that period contributed to how we spend our holidays and leisure time today. We are really enjoying finding out lots of interesting (and sometimes gruesome) facts about the Victorians and we can't wait for our visit to Tatton Park when we return from the break! 

In English, we have been creating play scripts based on the poem 'The Spider and the Fly' by Mary Howitt. This is a classic poem with a very important message. Mrs Fitzroy really enjoyed our performances and was so impressed with our effort and how we helped each other to make them even better. Well done to all the children who shared their scripts- it takes a lot of courage to perform in front of others! 

In maths this week, we have been learning about graphs and charts and how to solve problems based on them. We found this quite tricky at first because our presentation had to be very accurate, but with a bit of practice we got there in the end! Some children even carried out their own investigations and presented their data in a graph.

We are really looking forward to an exciting half term to come!

We hope you have a wonderful break and we look forward to seeing you when we come back.

 

 

Lots of love,

Mrs Fitzroy, Mrs Price and all of Base 6

xxxxx

 

Welcome back to our blog!

We did it! Well done to all of Base 6 this week for working so hard in their SATs. All of the teachers at our school are so proud of us because we did our very best. We would like to say a big thank you to the teachers and parents for their support over the last few months- it was all worth it.

Today we have been reading our favourite books and sharing them with the class. Mrs Fitzroy showed us some of her favourite picture books and we really enjoyed 'Varmints', which is a beautiful story with a very important message; some of us even had a go at creating our own versions. Using our favourite stories and poems, we had a go at creating illustrations for our own picture books - we have some very talented children in our class who created some beautiful drawings.

We would also like to say thank you to Joe's mum who treated us to lots of delicious cakes for working so hard this week. They were very much appreciated!

Just a quick reminder for next week: please could you return our signed Tatton Park slips as soon as possible. It will be a fantastic visit and we are looking forward to learning all about the Victorians.

We hope you have a wonderful weekend and we will look forward to seeing you next week!

 

Lots of love,

Mrs Fitzroy, Mrs Price and all of Base 6.

xxxx

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Friday 8th May

Wow! What a week! Mrs Price and Mrs Fitzroy would like to thank all our parents and children in Base 6.  Children, you have worked so hard and are now ready for your tests next week. Parents, thank you for all your support in helping the children prepare for SATs. Have a rest this weekend and recharge your batteries children. Remember breakfast club on Monday. 

 

It's not all been work, work, work though. Enjoy our SATs Blues song. 

 

See you on Monday. Xxxx

 

 

 

Welcome back to Base 6!

 We have had an extremely busy week here in Base 6; we have been working very hard in all areas of our learning.

In English, along with our SATs revision, we have been learning all about formal persuasive language and how to use this within a letter. We have had lots of fun writing letters to Mrs Price and Mrs Davies, recommending improvements to our school. Some of these included: having chocolate available within lessons to improve concentration; providing IPADs to every child; having mobile phones in classrooms and even having a chocolate fountain as an incentive to try our best. We're not sure if Mrs Davies will agree to any of our recommendations however, we have made some very good points and have produced work that includes some excellent language!

In maths, we have been learning how to use protractors to measure angles and Mrs Fitzroy was very impressed with how quickly we picked this up and how well we were able to apply this skill to problems. Well done Base 6!

We have also been discussing the general election and how voting works; we were really interested in this and have some interesting views- please ask us about this over the weekend! Well done to Chauntay, Maddison and Caitlin for sharing their views and for showing such an interest.

For homework this week, we have been asked to carry on our revision of multiplication and division. We are now experts at long division, so please ask us some challenging questions at home.

 

We hope you have a wonderful weekend and we look forward to seeing you next week!

 

Lots of love,

Mrs Fitzroy, Mrs Price and all of Base 6.

xxxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 24th April 

 

Look who's got their times tables bands! Well done to the children who worked so hard- we are very proud of you!

We hope you had a fantastic Easter break.

We have been working very hard here in Base 6 but we are now seeing the benefits. We have been revising fractions and decimals this week and we are now able to solve some very hard word problems. Mrs Fitzroy was really impressed with how well we understood adding fractions with different denominators; we are fantastic at explaining our answers now using the correct mathematical language- well done Base 6! Alora was extremely good at taking on the role of 'teacher' to explain a particularly tricky question!

In English, we have been perfecting our grammar skills and are now experts at classifying words within a sentence. Make sure you ask us to demonstrate this at home. We have also been looking at apostrophes for omission and possession. Mrs Fitzroy showed us lots of common mistakes that people have made- we'll be looking out for these when we're out and about!

Mrs Fitzroy and Mrs Price are extremely proud of our attitude towards SATs; we just need to keep up the good work and keep smiling.

We hope you have a wonderful weekend and we will see you next week.

Lots of love,

Mrs Price, Mrs Fitzroy and all of Base 6.

xxxx

 

Friday 27th March

 

Wow, what a busy week we have had in Base 6.

Welcome back to the children who spent last week at Hinning House. We have loved hearing your stories, particularly the one where Junior got stuck in a bog!

We started the week by looking at tables and charts and graphs in our maths lessons. Some of us found this a little tricky, but all we really need to do is take time to read the table, chart or graph and understand its story. Then we need to make jottings, use a ruler and pencil to help us read the data and hey presto, we can answer almost any data handling question.

We have also been mental maths geniuses and have really impressed Mrs Price with our strategies and speed.

 

Mrs Price is also impressed with our reading skills, but she does wish that some of us would read a little bit more at home. Please help us to choose a good book, magazine or comic.

 

We have been playing around with clauses this week. Mrs Price gave us a clause that forms part of a sentence; we had to finish it with one or more clauses.

Here are some of our sentences.

Meaross had returned to Hiddenville, stronger, bolder and full of revenge.

(Maddison)

Dazzling like diamonds in the early morning sun, the birds began their epic migration to warmer climes.

(Joshua B)

Far underneath the surface of the Earth, lies the abyss; a cold, dark place where no one dares to venture.

(Chauntay)

 

We would like to congratulate the following children who are having their poems published by Young Writers. We are very proud of you. Keep writing!

Sophie, Esther, Abigail H, Kayleigh, Abigail P, India, Maddison, Alora, Ben, Hadiqa, Jessica.

 

Well Done Pearce for winning two awards this week. Not only is he our 'pupil of the week' but he was also awarded a lunchtime award from Mrs Reading.

Thank you to everyone who supported our Easter Extravaganza on Thursday. We certainly enjoyed the afternoon.

 

Have a wonderful weekend.

Please help us with our SATs homework if we get stuck!

Love from Mrs Price and all of Base 6

xxxxx

 

 

 

Friday 13th March

 

We have had a very busy week here in Base 6!

In English, we have been working very hard in preparation of our SATs, concentrating on how to answer questions in our Reading paper. We are doing very well; we just need to remember to explain our answers fully and interpret the language that the authors use. We found it hard at first, but we are starting to get the hang of it. With a little more practice, we will be perfect.

In Maths, we have been looking at Weights and Measures and how to convert measurements by dividing and multiplying by 10, 100 and 1000. Please ask us some questions at home so that we can practice doing this in our heads.

In P.E, we have been practicing our gymnastic skills, focusing on balance, core strength and control to create some excellent routines on the school apparatus. Mrs Fitzroy was so impressed because everyone made progress in the lesson and tried very hard- well done Base 6! Pearce demonstrated a fantastic routine to the rest of the class- he is definitely a budding gymnast!

Thankyou to Reception for creating a wonderful Mother's Day performance- we all really enjoyed it. Mrs Price and Mrs Fitzroy even had a tear in their eyes!

Well done to Sophie, who is our star of the week; she is a kind and mature member of our school and always shows a good example to the younger children. Well done Sophie- keep it up.

 

We hope you have a fantastic weekend and we'll see you next week!

Lots of love,

Mrs Price, Mrs Fitzroy and all of Base 6.

xxxxxx

 

 

Friday 6th March

What an amazing, yet hard working week we have had in Base 6.

We have been busy bees preparing for out SATs in May. Our teachers are really pleased with our positive attitude.

In maths, we have been learning more about area and perimeter. We have to remember Area = l x w and perimeter = 2l + 2w. We can remember area is the space inside a 2D shape, like a goalie's area and perimeter is 'around the outside', like the 'rim' of the toilet. We have perimeter and area homework. Please help us if we are stuck.

 

In English we have been practising our grammar - we are really impressing our teachers with our knowledge of word classes and parenthesis. We have read some more mystery stories and have written a newspaper report based on one of them. We have to remember to say as much as we can, in as few words as possible. Some of us found this really tricky, but we are getting some more practise next week.

However, the highlight of our week was World Book Day on Thursday. Instead of our usual children we had Cleopatra, Mary Poppins, Harry Potter, Matilda and Sherlock Holmes.

We read our favourite stories to each other and to some of the younger children in school. Our teachers were really impressed with our story telling skills and how mature we were with the younger children.

We had the difficult task of completing the KS2 World Book Day Shared Story which started in Base 3. If you would like to read the completed story, then follow the link on the left hand side of our main home page. World Book Day 2015.

You will also be able to see us dressed up in our story character costumes.

Well done to Pearce, who won the prize of 'Best Book Character' in Base 6.

Congratulations to India too, who was awarded as our Pupil of the Week for her hard work and mature attitude.

Have a wonderful weekend. Enjoy the sunshine.

Lots of love Mrs Price, Mrs Fitzroy and all of Base 6 xxxx

 

 

 Friday 20th February

 

We've had a very busy week here in Base 6, but we've learnt lots of new and interesting things.

In English we have been reading lots of mystery stories and have had lots of fun learning all about the characters and plots; they have given us some fantastic ideas for our own writing.

We have also been discussing how we can make our writing even better with the use of super sentences and punctuation and we are really starting to understand lots of the grammar that we have been taught this year. Mrs Price and Mrs Fitzroy are really impressed with how much progress we have made. Well done Base 6!

 

In Maths, we have been working very hard to solve decimal word problems, using all four of the operations. We found out that they're not as tricky as we thought they would be, in fact we're really starting to get good at them. We just need to remember to read the question properly and pick out the important words to help us. 

We have been given some problems to solve at home; please help us if get stuck.

We have been learning all about Chinese New Year this week; we found out lots of interesting facts about Chinese culture and even practiced writing some messages. Please feel free to come and have a look at our display if you have time. 

On Thursday next week, we have World Book day, so please don't forget that we need to dress up as our favourite character from our favourite story.

We hope you have a wonderful weekend and we'll see you all next week! 

Lots of love,

Mrs Price, Mrs Fitzroy and all of Base 6.

xxxxx

 

 

 

Friday 13th February

Welcome back to our blog.

We have had another very busy yet exciting week here in Base6.

In English this week, we have been learning all about different sentences and have been working very hard to include super sentences in our own writing. Well done to Pearce, who created a fantastic piece of writing today- we are all very proud of you.

In Maths, we have been challenging ourselves with lots of multiplication word problems and we have been doing very well! We just need to remember to pick out the words that will give us clues about which operation to use and to take our time. Mrs Price and Mrs Fitzroy are pleased that we have been resilient learners this week and we haven't given up- well done Base 6!

We have made some excellent games in Computing this week and have managed to design characters that move and change using different algorithms. We are very proud of our creations so feel free to come in and have a look at our display.

For homework, we have been given some Maths and English questions to help us practice what we have learnt this week. Please help us with this if we need it.

We hope you have a wonderful half term break and we will see you when we come back.

Lots of love,

Mrs Price, Mrs Fitzroy and all of Base 6

xxxxxx

 Friday 6th February

We have had another fabulous week in Base 6.

First of all we would like to welcome back Mrs Fitzroy, who has been teaching in a different school since Christmas. We have missed her lots and lots.

In English and science, we have been learning more about the circulatory system and have written some excellent explanations. We needed to use detailed sentences with technical vocabulary, diagrams with captions and write a glossary to explain words such as artery and ventricle.

Our teachers think that some of the writing is the best we have ever done. You are more than welcome to come and have a look.

Jessica has an excellent knowledge of the heart and created a fantastic piece of work. We are very proud of you!

In Maths, we have been re- visiting division and have been solving some very tricky, multi-step word problems. Here is an example of one of them, see if you can solve it too:

Jack bought 9 packets of polos for 22p each. He paid in 5p coins. How many 5p coins did he use?

We would also like to say a big well done to Lewis. M, Brandon and Faith for their breakthrough in learning how to use the standard written method for addition and subtraction. You have worked so hard!

This week, we have also started a new computing topic and we are learning all about how to design and make our own game on the IPADs, using the free app 'Pyonkee'. We are all really excited about it and can't wait to start making them next week.

For homework this week, we have been asked to complete some maths and grammar activities; please could you help us with this if we get stuck?

Our pupil of the week this week is Caitlin for always setting a fantastic example to other children and for being a reliable and exemplary pupil. Well done Caitlin!

We hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Lots of love,

Mrs Price, Mrs Fitzroy and all of Base 6.

xxxxxxx

Friday 30th January

 

Welcome back to our blog!

WOW! What an exciting week we've had!

 

In Maths, we've been learning more about fractions. We can now simplify, add and subtract fractions.

We know all about factors, multiples and prime numbers.

Did you know that you can make any number by multiplying prime numbers? For example:

11 x 13 x 3=429

Which prime numbers have we multiplied to get 105?

 

In English, Mrs Price has taught us how to find clues from the text. Some of us have turned into real reading detectives. Brandon was one of our top super sleuths!

This week, in Grammar, we have been learning about parenthesis. Could you spot it in our sentence.

 

In Science, we learned the more we exercise, the more our pulse rate rises. This is because our heart is working faster. We thoroughly enjoyed our Science lesson, were we had to exercise and take our pulse rate. Some of us didn't realise how unfit we were.

 

Our pupil of the week was Kayleigh Pearson. Well Done, Kayleigh!

We are proud to announce, we won the Attendance Cup! Well Done to all of our pupils!

Have a nice weekend, but wrap up warm, as it will be cold and possibly snowy.

Love

Maddison, Sophie, Abigail, Mrs Price and the rest of Base 6.

xxx

 

 

Friday 23rd January.

 

What an exciting but tiring week we have had.

We are now busy bees preparing for our SATs in May.

We have been brushing up on our grammar, and can identify, talk about and use main clauses and subordinate clauses in our writing. We have also been looking at the difference between a clause and a phrase - ask us about it.

 

Most of us can now use apostrophes correctly - even apostrophes to show plural possession!

 

This week we discussed the question, 'Is Macbeth a murderous villain or a tragic hero?'

Most of us decided he was a tragic hero, as Lady Macbeth and the three witches influenced him. Ask us what a tragic hero is.

Mrs Price was incredibly impressed with our discussion and said that we would find out more about Macbeth at high school.

In maths Mr Body has taught us more about negative numbers. He also taught us how to find the mean, median, mode and range.

He taught us a rhyme...

Hey diddle diddle

The median's the middle

You add then divide for the mean

The mode is the one you see the most

And the range is the difference between.

 

We have been finding out more about the heart and our circulatory and digestive systems...It's amazing! Ask us about what happens to our food when we eat.

Please remind us to bring our PE kit on Friday.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

Enjoy the sunshine, but do wrap up warm.

Love Mrs Price, Mr Body and all of Base 6. xxx

 

 

 

Friday 16th January.

 

Welcome back to our blog - what a busy, yet exciting week we have had.

In English we finished reading Macbeth. Wow! What a story! It was quite gory in parts, particularly the ending. But we loved it. For our writing we had to write a modern retelling of part of the story. We used lots of figurative language, such as similes, adjectives, metaphors, personification and alliteration.

We are extremely proud of our work.

Kayleigh-As the thunder roared  like a lion and the rain drove down, one of the witches raised her long, hooked nose to the wind and sniffed the air like a dog taking a scent.

Maddison - Three witches materialised from a cloud of mist and pointed their crooked fingers at Macbeth.

Alora - As lightning screamed at the sky and rain lashed down, one of the witches slowly raised her crooked nose to the nipping - frozen air like a fox taking a scent.

Abigail H - Covered by the mist that lay on the ground like a crumpled sheet of paper, the three witches inched and prowled along the edge of the battlefield gloating over the dead, the recently dead and the dying.

Faith - As thunder rolled over head and rain lashed down, a witch lifted her head and with her warty, hooked nose she took a scent like a dog sniffing the air. The second witch stroked her grey, hairy chin and waited silently for Macbeth to come.

Bridget - The three ugly, green witches said in a croaky voice,  'He will be here soon.'

Maths - We have been learning how to plot coordinates in all four quadrants! It sounds difficult, but it's easy really. We can also rotate, reflect and translate shapes! 

However, the highlight of our week was when we went to work with the Junior Chefs Academy. We learnt if a pineapple is ripe and ready to eat, the leaves will come out easily - Kayleigh

We also found out about Fair Trade and how to identify fair trade food. But the most exciting part was making white chocolate truffles with tropical fruit. Please watch this space for photos - Mrs Price is having an ipad meltdown moment and can't upload the photos.

Our pupil of the week is Alora. Mrs Price is always impressed with her beautiful manners and her work is always a pleasure to read.

Have a wonderful weekend. Wrap up warm!

Kayleigh, Maddison, Abigail H and all of Base 6.

xxxx

                                                                                                                            

 

 

 

Friday 9th January

Happy New Year.

We hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

Welcome back to our first blog of 2015.

What an exciting start we had on Tuesday when we took part in a 'Spooks' workshop. We took part in lots of English and drama activities all led by the witch, Angus Sourbutt. The workshop is based around the book, 'The Spooks Apprentice' and the film adaptation, 'The Seventh Son' -

Click here to watch the trailer for the film.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41J6kbQV-8I

 

Hadiqa won a signed copy of the book for her marvellous spell writing and Alora won the drama competition and also won a signed copy of the book.

In our English lessons we have started to read one of William Shakespeare's best ever plays, Macbeth. We have been looking at how the character is presented in the first Act as heroic and brave. We soon learn that he is greedy and selfish. We can't wait to find out what happens next.

We have also been looking at some modern retellings of the play as Shakespearean language is very difficult for us to understand. We have been using evidence from the play to back up our points.

We have been learning a new super sentence  - The more, the more.

Maddison - The more the lightning cracked, the more the witches cackled.

Sophie - The more Macbeth got, the Macbeth wanted!

In our Maths lessons we have been learning more about number sequences and patterns - some questions were quite tricky, but we all got there. We have to try and work out the pattern in the sequence first, rather than guess! We have also been problem solving this week. Mrs Price gave us a maths problem called 'Escape from the castle'. Most of managed to escape!

 

In science we have started to look at the heart. Wow! What and amazing organ.

 

Please help us with our spellings and maths homework.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Love Mrs Price, Mr Bodie and all of Base 6 xxx

 

 

Friday 19th December

After an extremely busy week, it just leaves me to say 'Have a wonderful Christmas'. 

We will see you all in the new year. 

 

Thank you for all your support this first term.

 

Mrs Price and Mrs Fitzroy xxx

 

 

 

Wednesday 17th December

Thank you Base 6 for making my birthday very special. You have thoroughly spoilt me with all my cards and presents. 

Love Mrs Price xxxx

Friday 12th December 

Welcome back! We've had a very busy week here in Base 6.

In English, we have been learning how to write a 'lead paragraph' for a newspaper report. Mrs Price and Mrs Fitzroy say it's easy to remember- five bottoms on a rugby post (who, what, when, where, why).

A 15- year- old Swanage youth was saved from sure death at the jaws of a Great White yesterday, whilst on holiday with his parents in northern Australia.

We have also been writing 100 word stories to enter a competition to win a Kindle Fire and a cash prize for our school; we are really pleased with our stories so wish us luck!

In Maths, we have been creating 3D shapes from nets which include: cubes; dodecahedrons; hexagonal prisms, triangular based pyramids; octahedrons; cylinders and cones and we can use these as Christmas decorations for our trees at home.

On Thursday, we had our Christmas dinner together and we thoroughly enjoyed it- even the sprouts! We got to pull crackers and talk about Christmas and we had lots of fun.

The KS1 performance was our highlight of the week and we would like to say a big thankyou to the children and everyone who helped out.

Well done to Isobel, who was our pupil of the week- we are very proud of you.

This week, we have spelling homework so please help us with this at home- we want to be super spellers by the end of the year.

We hope that you have a wonderful weekend and we will see you next week!

Lots of love,

Base 6 xxxxx

 

 

Friday 5th December

Welcome back to our Base 6 blog. What an exciting, yet busy week we have had.

On Monday we had our favourite assembly of the year, 'Decorate the Christmas Tree.' We are all feeling rather festive now.

On Thursday, we were delighted to be invited to help out at our Grandparent's Afternoon. We thoroughly enjoyed the responsibilty of serving tea and coffee and making sure our Grandparents enjoyed the occasion. We think we may have brought a tear to a few eyes (including Mrs Davies) when we sang Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas with Mr Maund accompanying us on the guitar.

As well as all the festivities, we have had assessment week this week. (It was hard!)

However, our teachers are really proud of our progress so far.

In science we have been finding out more about light. This week we investigated refraction. Refraction is a bit like magic - it can make a pencil bend when we put it in water. (Not really, it just appears to.)

Ask us to show you how to magically change the direction of an arrow.

Well done to Hadiqa for being our pupil of the week. You are a super thinker, and as a result you are making bucketfuls of progress.  

Don't forget it is Christmas Dinner in school on Thursday and the infant nativity play is on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday evening.

Please help us with our spelling homework and our 100 word story for the competition. All entries must be in on Monday so Mrs Price can fill in the forms and send them off to be judged. Good luck to every one who is entering. 

 

Wrap up warm and enjoy your weekend.

 

Lots of love from Joe, Thomas and all of Base 6 xx 

 

 

 

Friday 21st November

Wow! What a busy week we have had in Base 6.

We can now find percentages of numbers using written methods and some of us know how to use a calculator too.

We know that we can find 16% of £3400 by finding 10% (divide by 10) 5% (divide by 10 and half it) and 1% (divide by 100). Add them together and hey presto! - you have 16% of £3400.

Why don't you test us out at home.

In English we have been finding out more about story writing. We have looked at lots of different story openings and talked about how the author hooks the reader in.

 

We would like to share some of Esther's writing from last week. Mrs Price and Mrs Fitzroy think it is just amazing. We hope you agree.

 

The books had minds of their own...

This was ordinary library.

Lucy sat in the blue threadbare airmchair, reading a book about adventures; she was especially fond of the pictures.

The liitle girl looked around and saw the fairy books flying to help the books about flowers blossom. She heard the sirens of a mystery book race quickly to capture the escaping character in the shadows. Then, there were the books about knights and dragons racing their way to the stories about princesses and frogs. However, Lucy's personal favourites were the adventure stories.

 

This week was also anti bullying week. We have been talking about what to do if we think we are being bullied, if we think someone else is being bullied and what to do if we think our friends might be bullying someone else.

All our children had very sensible comments to make.

 

Our pupil of the week was Jessica. Well done Jessica, who got her award for working harder than Mrs Price in our lessons. This hard working attitude has helped Jessica to make even more progress.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

 

Please help us with our homework on factors and multiples.

 

Love from Mrs Price, Mrs Fitzroy and all of Base 6

xxxx

 

 

 

 

Friday 14th November

We have had a great week in Base 6!

We have been working very hard this week and Mrs Price and Mrs Fitzroy have been very impressed with our stories that we have been writing at home.

In English, we have been learnig how to write multi sensory location writing, which involves explaining what we can see, hear, smell, touch and feel to describe a setting. We are really impressed with our creations- here are some of our sentences:

The books had minds of their own...

This was no ordinary library.

Books about knights and castles would gallop all over the library, bravely and boldly ordering the other books about.

Carefully, Lucy lifted the book closer to her nose and inhaled the musty, yet comforting scent that wafted from the pages.

Kayleigh

Old history books creaked and groaned whilst they whispered about Tutankhamun and King Henry the 8th all day long.

Caitlin.

In Maths, we have been working on fractions and we have been solving some very hard problems. Well done to all of the children who haven't given up!

Well done to Chauntay who recieved our 'Star of the Week' award for always contributing in class and for loving learning. Chauntay we are very proud of you, well done! 

We hope you have a wonderful weekend and we will see you next week.

Love Base 6

xxxxx

Friday 7th November

Welcome back to our Y6 blog!

We've had a brilliant start to our half term; we've learnt lots of exciting new things and Mrs Price and Mrs Fitzroy are really pleased with the effort that we have all been putting into our work.

In English, we have been perfecting our grammar, focusing on adjectives, nouns and verbs. We are now really good at identifying these within a sentence!

In Maths, we have been learning about fractions and are now ready to try some really hard questions next week. We know that with hard work and resiliance, we will be super confident!

In History, we have been learning all about Ernest Shackleton and his epic journey to the Antarctic, 'Endurance'. We have been holding lots of discussions and asking lots of questions to further our understanding of this heroic explorer and Mrs Fitzroy has been very impressed with our knowledge, understanding and enthusiasm. Please ask us all about it over the weekend.

This week, we have been given homework that will further our understanding of 'alliteration' and 'personification'- please help us with this if we get stuck!

Next week, we will be looking at short stories and we have been asked to read a variety of these at home as well as at school- we want to become fantastic story writers and need lots of ideas and language.

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend and we'll see you next week!

 

Love Base 6 xxxxx

 

Friday 17th October

Wow! What an amazing week we have had again in Base 6. 

Mrs Price and Mrs Fitzroy are so proud of all the hard work we are doing and they are especially pleased with our super attitude. 

 

In maths we have been working on division, but not any old division, long division! It looks very difficult, but if we remember the family - Father (find) Mother (multiply) Sister (subtract) Brother (bring the digit down) it really is quite easy. Well done to all our resilient learners who didn't give up and are now super confident dividers! 

 

In English we have been rehearsing and writing debates. We can use very formal phrases like...considerable debate, plausible arguments and many supporters argue.

 We can also use special connectives in our debates such as however, furthermore and nevertheless. 

Mrs Price is especially pleased with the group who met their target of using commas correctly. Well done Abigail P, Joe, Hadiqa, Ben and Isobel. 

Next week we will be writing a balanced argument titled 'Should animals be kept in zoos?' Please help us with our research so we have both sides of the argument.

In our science lessons we have been looking at variation and how animals are adapted so they can eat different food. Today we investigated bird's beaks. We now know how an eagle's beak is adapted to tearing flesh and how a duck sieves food from the water.

 

In P.E we have been learning a new Ceilidh dance called Strip the Willow. It is a little complicated, but we didn't fall over today. We had lots of fun and soon realised that dancing keeps you very fit.

Well done to Chauntay who normally has 'two left feet' when dancing. You were a superstar today and enjoyed every minute of it.

To watch `Strip the Wilow' click here

To watch the 'Gay Gordons' click here

 

For homework we have to read something other than a story such as an article, a newspaper or sport's report and write about it in our reading journal.

 

Well done to Lewis O for being our super star of the week. You have been working your socks off and are making fabulous progress as a result.

Remember our Orange Oragutan Day on Tuesday where we will be wearing orange an selling cakes in order to raise money to adopt one of Chester Zoo's orangutans.

 

Mrs Price and Mrs Fitzroy hope to see you at our Parent Mentor meetings on Thursday. Appointment times went home on Thursday.

Have a lovely weekend.

Love Base 6 xxxx

 

 

 

Friday 10th October

 

What a super week we have had in Base 6 this week.

On Monday we visited Chester Zoo as part of our 'Survival' topic work. We had an amazing time finding out about endangered species. Our favourite animal was definitely the orangutan. These beautiful and very intelligent animals are in danger of becoming extinct due to habitat loss, hunting and the illegal pet trade. When we got back to school, we found out more about orangutans and what we can do to help save them from extinction. We have learned how to research and write reports to inform and advise people assertively, not confrontationally. Mrs Price thinks that we did a good job.

We have lots of photographs and videos of our visit - watch this space.

Here is one of our favourites from the day. 

 

 

 

 

Please help us with our post reading book task. Mrs Price needs to know we understand our reading book as well as being able to read the words.

Have a lovely weekend

Base 6 xxxx

 

Friday 3rd October

 

What another amazing week we have had in Base 6.

Firstly we would like to welcome Kayleigh and Bridget to our school. They have settled in really quickly and made lots of friends already. 

In our English lessons we have been 'talking' our writing again. This week we have been looking at the features and language of biography writing. Mrs Price told us the biography of Little Red Riding Hood using a text map. Did you know following the terrible incident with the wolf when she was 8 years old, that she actually went on to save wolves all over the world? We learned that we must start each paragraph with an adverbial phrase of time such as: By the time she was 60, Little Red Riding Hood had won the coveted World Wolf Conservationist Award 7 times! 

When she was 94, she handed over her life's work to her daughter, Constance. 

Mrs Price is incredibly proud of the writing we have done this week.

 

In our maths lessons we can now all use a standard written method to multiply numbers, including

HTU x TU and even decimals! Mrs Fitzroy has been teaching us more about 2D shape. There was a lot of new language to learn and use, but as always, we enjoyed the challenge. We can talk about pairs of parallel lines, opposite angles, adjacent sides and even work out the size of missing angles in quadrilaterals. 

 

We have thoroughly enjoyed our topic lessons again this week. We have been looking at endangered animals. Some animals are critically endangered. That means, without our help, they could become extinct. We have chosen which of these animals we want to find out more about when we visit Chester Zoo on Monday.

We have even looked at the map of the zoo and planned where to go when we get there.

 

Our pupil of the week was Abigail P. What a superstar you are Abigail. Mrs Price said that you are an exemplary pupil!

Well done to those children who have earned their times tables wrist bands this week. Particularly James W, as you are the first person to have your 3 and 4 x table band, 6 and 7 x table band and 8 and 9 x table band. Well done to Pearce too! You earned your 3x and 4x band this week. We know how hard you tried and how long you practised. We are very proud of you. 

 

Don't forget our Chester Zoo trip on Monday. All the final details are on the letter that went home tonight.

 

Please help us with our spellings. We have been learning about prefixes. There are some tricky rules to remember.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Lots of love from Mrs Price, Mrs Fitzroy and all of Base 6 xxxx

 

 

 Friday 26th September

Wow! What an exciting week we have had in Base 6!

On Monday, we went to Lowton Cof E High School to experience some year 7 lessons. In Science, we made a crash helmet for an egg! We thoroughly enjoyed testing them out. Esther's group had a bit of a distaster and became a little scrambled. However, Brandon's group eggcelled and designed an eggcellent product.

But we all had a smashing time!

 

Today (Friday) we have been to Golborne High School, where we took part in art and science lessons. These were really fun, but the highlight of the day was the 'It's a Knockout Competition'. This consisted of: inflateable assault courses, lashings of foam, buckets and buckets of water and a heap of happy, wet children.

Back to our normal routine next week.

 

Our pupil of the week was Sophie  - she is a great role model for other children in our base and throughout the school.

Please help us with our times tables - we need lots of help to beat Mrs Price in the times table challange.

 

Have a fabulous weekend

 

Lots of love from Mrs Price, Mrs Fitzroy and all of Base 6

xxxx

 

Friday 19th September

 

Welcome back to our Base 6 Blog.

What an exciting week we have had.

We are now buddies! That means we help our teachers and lunchtime staff look after the new Reception children at lunchtime. Our new role has made us feel very grown up and we are proud to have this responsibility.

 

In English we have been looking at the strategies writers use to develop pace and suspense. We now know we can use 'fast verbs' and short sentences. Even if we write a longer, complex sentence, we can create pace by breaking the sentence into shorter clauses.

Tod fled. Scrambling through the broken window, he flung himself through the nearest hedge, vaulted over the slippery garden wall and at once began to run for his life.

In our class novel we found out that the main character, Michael, fell overboard and was washed up on a desert island. What is making the strange howling sound deep in the forest? What will Michael do for food and water? And most importantly, is Michael alone?

 

In Maths we have been practising our mental maths strategies. We know that a good mathematician will choose the most efficient method to work out calculations; sometimes that could be a mental method, a written method or even use a calculator.  

On Thursday and Friday we started to look at algebra - it looks complicated...but it's not really.

We can solve problems like...

a = 4

3a =

5a + 6a =

(7a + 5) = (4a + b) What is the value of b?

 

In our Survival topic we have been using maps to find out about the world's biomes.

Our on going independent activity is to compare two biomes and create a poster to show the differences in animals and plants that can survive there.

Mrs Price is showing us how to research and make notes rather that copy from books and web pages. (That's cheating!)

We were more co-ordinated in dance this week and no-one fell over! Mrs Davies was very impressed and might even join in with us soon.

Just a few reminders:

Mrs Price has challenged us to earn at least one of our times table wrist bands by October half term. Could you please help us learn our times tables inside out, back to front and upside down.

We are at Lowton High School on Monday - we need our P.E kits and a packed lunch.

 

Well done to Lewis M for being our pupil of the week - a well deserved title as Lewis always tries his best and is a kind and caring member of our school community.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

Love from Mrs Price, Mrs Fitzroy and al of Base 6. xxx

 

 

 

Welcome back to our base blog. We hope you had a relaxing summer and enjoyed the glorious weather we had.

Firstly, Mrs Price would like to say that she is very proud of how smart we look in our new year 6 uniforms. We all look very grown up!

We would also like to welcome our new pupils in Base 6 who have settled in very quickly.

We are glad to be back in the main building and love our new classroom - we have a super reading area where we can enjoy a good book! Mrs Price wants us to read, read and read some more. We are going to help each other by recommending good books. We have started our class novel - it is called Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpugo. We are already 'magpieing' words and phrases from it to use in our own writing!

In our English lessons we have been learning how to 'box up' a story. This helps us with our planning and writing. To help us write super sentences we have been 'talking' our writing to make sure we add detail to interest the reader. This was our opening sentence that we 'talked' and wrote together: Michael lived with his mum and dad and his one -ear- up, one-ear-down border collie, Stella Artois. They lived a 'normal' life, doing 'normal' things - until the letter came!

Look at all the detail and punctuation.

 

In maths we have been learning about very big and very small numbers. Mrs Price showed us a trick to read and write huge numbers up to 10,000,000. We know all about tenths, hundredths and thousandths too. (they are very small)

 

We are enjoying our new topic - Survival. We have found out why polar bears are white and how a camel is adapted to living in the desert. Why has a camel got a hump? Ask us. For homework, we have to find the adaptations for certain animals - that means the physical and behavioural things an animal has and does so it can live in its environment. 

In one of our weekly P.E lessons, we have been learning traditional dances. So far we know the Circassian Circle and the Gay Gordons. It is great fun! We must listen to Mrs Price though. If we don't turn when she shouts 'turn' we end up in a heap on the floor!

 

 Our first pupil of the week was Joe. He has come back to school with a mature attitude to learning. Mrs Price is extremely proud of all the high quality work Joe has produced this week. Congratulations Joe.

 

Just a few reminders - we need our P.E kit in school everyday and please listen to us read at least once every week.

Lots of love from Mrs Price, Mrs Fitzroy and all of Base 6.

xxx

 

 

 

 

 

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